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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #930 on: 13 December 2023, 11:21:14 »

Oh, good

Faster delivery time

All those reactivated ships cost money to keep running  :wink:


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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #931 on: 13 December 2023, 18:36:02 »
Oh, good

Faster delivery time

All those reactivated ships cost money to keep running  :wink:

Might want to rethink that...

Officially, only a Fraction of the Exodus Road's Warships have been activated since the Clans took over the Pentagon and Kerensky Clusters...

I really want to say there's a third left cache'd...

Just saying...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #932 on: 13 December 2023, 19:17:15 »
Might want to rethink that...

Officially, only a Fraction of the Exodus Road's Warships have been activated since the Clans took over the Pentagon and Kerensky Clusters...

I really want to say there's a third left cache'd...

Just saying...

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Where not the last of the naval caches destroyed or emptied in the Wars of Reaving?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #933 on: 13 December 2023, 20:17:59 »

?

I see I need explanation...

If two thirds have been reactivated and either lost through combat, or simple conversion, it still leaves more ...

Out of 402 Warships, maybe 80 or so are still unnamed, Cache'd somewhere...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #934 on: 13 December 2023, 20:30:03 »
Per WoR: the Stone Lions were preparing to activate the last two vessels in the Horses’ naval cache, the Cobras pulled three ships out of mothballs, the Sharks only had one vessel in their Vinton cache that worked (the rest were too heavily damaged by a passing comet) and managed to get one of two vessels in their Babylon cache activated, and the Adders’ cache was emptied out. No word on the rest.

It doesn’t ultimately matter, though, because even with just what all sides have on paper right now, the Home Clans vastly outnumber the Scorpions in WarShips (and in offensive ground forces, too, honestly). Despite the overly-rose-tinted-glasses some are using to view the Empire’s capabilities, they’d still be at a massive disadvantage in any sort of honest-to-goodness war with the Home Clans.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #935 on: 13 December 2023, 20:59:59 »
But then there's the Society and what they scoffed off with...

So 15 ships, give or take...

Also, the various Clan built Homemades that built when they first started rebuilding new Warships and not Converting...

I really want to say they converted because of Operation Dragoon Compromise's report. When the intel was released, Operation REVIVAL was next.

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #936 on: 14 December 2023, 12:24:58 »
Since the Scorps love historical artifacts a ton, clearly they should get ahold of the blueprints for the Rifleman III. And since its a direct fire focused mech, they would be tempted to build new ones... with clan tech... and a targeting computer


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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #937 on: 14 December 2023, 21:00:25 »
But then there's the Society and what they scoffed off with...

So 15 ships, give or take...

I know the Burrocks had a fleet, are these 15 the ones destroyed over Tamaron? Or are they unaccounted for?
(If so, what are they? I'm tracking a couple of Corvettes and a Fire Mandrill ship, but not 15! That's a couple fleets in and of itself! :-)

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #938 on: 15 December 2023, 10:32:50 »
Burrocks had 7 ships total.

Society had 2.

There was 1 pirate ship that worked towards similar ends as the Society and was often peaceful towards them, but there is zero indication they controlled it in any way.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #939 on: 16 December 2023, 13:07:04 »
Since I made a (very rough) start at painting my Alpha Strike Boxed Set minis elsewhere on these boards, I was thinking a bit more about what the faction logo for Eta Galaxy might look like.

At this point, Alpha, Hellion, and Seeker Galaxies each have a bespoke symbol they use, as opposed to he Greek letters used for other Galaxies to date.

So, while yet another Greek letter could be called upon for Eta Galaxy (as suggested by Doc Swift at one point in time), I was wondering... since this Galaxy is mostly comprised of ex-Hansa freeborns, perhaps the logo could feature the BattleMech silhouette from the former RDFs for MechWarriors; and the fighter silhouette used by the three former CPFs. as shown in OTP:HC, for aerospace pilots?

After all, the Scorpions saw fit to re-work the logo of the Hanseatic League itself in order to establish their new, post-Crusade faction emblem. So why not draw from that same well here?
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #940 on: 16 December 2023, 13:15:25 »
Check the Star Python entry in RecGuide 23. (The Greek letter is not a mere suggestion.)

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« Reply #941 on: 16 December 2023, 13:27:23 »
Check the Star Python entry in RecGuide 23. (The Greek letter is not a mere suggestion.)

Fair enough.

In that case, perhaps one or more of the PGCs drawn from ex-Hansa recruits could use the old RDF/CPF silhouettes in their Cluster logos? (There is a generic "Grunt Galaxy" logo for use while "called up" to front-line duty - yet there could be separate logos for each PGC while deployed to their respective world.)
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #942 on: 19 December 2023, 14:25:58 »
Since the Scorps love historical artifacts a ton, clearly they should get ahold of the blueprints for the Rifleman III.
It was suggested in one of the XTROs that the Republic had salvaged the remains of that one mech. Possibly making a new production model or something like that.  However, sadly I don't think I made the cut if it was supposed to make a cameo during the fighting on Terra.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #943 on: 20 December 2023, 05:59:20 »
What still gets me is the Empire logo....

When they were Clan Goliath Scorpion is that originally it was a scorpion on "sunburst" of lava

Then when the became Imperio it was a scorpion on a red star, which was the symbol of the Umayyads and the crown of the Castillians was discarded.

Now that its the Scorpion Empire - its a scorpion atop a stylised starburst atop a red disk which is a kind of stylised Hansa symbol.

So do you think that people get the impression that everytime the Scorpions move on to a new expansion - the old symbols get binned - apart from the Scorpion of course.



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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #944 on: 20 December 2023, 08:02:57 »
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #945 on: 21 December 2023, 04:24:36 »
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Now that its the Scorpion Empire - its a scorpion atop a stylised starburst atop a red disk which is a kind of stylised Hansa symbol....

Huh, good catch

I didn't even see Hansa disk in the back before, definitely tracks with their collecting habits


Also, did anyone else notice that body and tail of the Scorpion in the Clan's logo are shaped like like a question mark?

Don't know if it's intentional but it definitely seems fitting





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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #946 on: 21 December 2023, 06:41:26 »
Clan Goliath Scorpion, not just collecting relics, also collecting factions since 3074!

The motto of all Scorpions, not just Seekers: Gotta Catch 'Em All! 

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« Reply #947 on: 21 December 2023, 15:48:34 »
Speaking of collecting things, I wonder what kind of Seeker quests the Scorpions might undertake in the Chainelane Isles, beyond their new holding in the Chaine Cluster proper.

For one thing, at last reporting in ISP3, there was still the "missing" SLS Pioneer from the old Star League Expeditionary Brigade, said to be floating adrift somewhere in the Paran star system. No doubt the Sea Foxes have been on the lookout for it... which might only heighten their embarrassment were the Scorpions to find it first!

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Also, the Coreward Confederacy - marked as "RWR Outpost #27" on Deep Periphery maps - is not that far from the nearest edge of formerly Hansa space.

Even if the Scorpions were to refrain from seizing this cluster of worlds outright, they might make for a useful waypoint for long-range Seeker missions across the anti-spinward Deep Periphery.

Beyond this, it would be interesting to see what kind of contact might be made between the Scorpions and the various peoples to be found in that broader area of space, such as the Axumites or the colonists on St. Andreas. Or what the local Interstellar Expeditions bureau might make of it all...

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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #948 on: 21 December 2023, 16:39:50 »


Also, the Coreward Confederacy - marked as "RWR Outpost #27" on Deep Periphery maps - is not that far from the nearest edge of formerly Hansa space.
 

IIRC, the Star Python fluff mention Eta Galaxy hunting pirates in a former Coreward Confederacy planet.
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« Reply #949 on: 22 December 2023, 13:57:18 »
IIRC, the Star Python fluff mention Eta Galaxy hunting pirates in a former Coreward Confederacy planet.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #950 on: 22 December 2023, 21:03:16 »
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #951 on: 24 December 2023, 12:46:39 »
Since the Scorps love historical artifacts a ton, clearly they should get ahold of the blueprints for the Rifleman III. And since its a direct fire focused mech, they would be tempted to build new ones... with clan tech... and a targeting computer


Also I agree with Quadvee Fire Scorpion


It was suggested in one of the XTROs that the Republic had salvaged the remains of that one mech. Possibly making a new production model or something like that.  However, sadly I don't think I made the cut if it was supposed to make a cameo during the fighting on Terra.

One of a kind near mythical relic from the days of the Great Father's final battle against the Usurper hidden away somewhere on the Holy Terra?

This sounds like a setup for the most epic Seeker quest  :cool:





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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #952 on: 31 December 2023, 01:17:56 »

Season's greetings, throtkin

May the Great Father watch over our people, may our quests be fruitful and may our Empire prosper

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« Reply #953 on: 31 December 2023, 02:09:27 »
Seyla!

One of the great things about the Scorpions is they don't care if you bring a gift or not for the holidays, they find their own presents and take home what they want.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #954 on: 31 December 2023, 23:07:59 »
Season's greetings! I think the Empire would be heavily integrating Christmas and New Year into its festivities ever since the migration to Nueva Castile

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« Reply #955 on: 01 January 2024, 01:49:22 »
Christmas I could see...  But which New Year?  Gregorian Calendar or Hijir Calendar?

Or both because Scorpions and they say so?

Also don't be surprised if they take your gift back and exchange it for a nice used Kerensky's Orion Cockpit.
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Re: The Scorpion Empire: All your Warhawks are belong to us
« Reply #956 on: 01 January 2024, 06:21:32 »
Saint Nicky comes round in his Orion painted Christmas santa colours :grin:

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« Reply #957 on: 01 January 2024, 06:25:48 »
The Clans already celebrate the New Year (it's the only holiday they share with Spheroids, per WoK), but I don't see the Empire getting involved with Christmas on any sort of official/Empire-wide level. Given the disparate cultures of the Empire, and the religious strife they've already had to deal with (per TTS: Valencia), not to mention the fact that Clanners themselves don't celebrate Christmas, I wouldn't think they'd be eager to exacerbate that situation by favoring a holiday that at least one significant portion of their constituent population (the Umayyads) likely doesn't recognize.
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« Reply #958 on: 01 January 2024, 06:33:24 »
Along time ago on these forums, there was a Saint Nikky funny poem or something. Was it you Tass who posted it ?

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« Reply #959 on: 01 January 2024, 12:06:27 »
Oh no, deeeeeeefinitely not me, this is the first I'm hearing of it!
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